Each year I make the same mistake.
I dither and delay over my which pair of sandals should be my annual investment piece; the pair to elevate all my summer dresses and jeans-and-a-t-shirt combos. A pair that’s everyday appropriate but happy-making enough for my hols.
I flip and flop so dedicatedly and for so long that quite often it’s halfway through summer before I finally commit to a vision for my toes, by which point the object of my attraction has often sold out in my size.
Not only that, but a sandal splurge begins to feel extravagant the closer one gets to September. Do not make my mistake. Now is the perfect time to invest, whether you plump for strappy or chunky, mule or slide. In the game of sandals, it’s the hare not the tortoise that’s a shoe-in.
Here are the four key styles to know:
Gucci Zumi mules, £485, Matchesfashion.com
Reformation Shereen mules, £255, reformation.com
Mansur Gavriel Cammello mule, £345, mansurgavriel.com
Fendi Promenades slides, £510, Fendi.com
Aeyde Katti mules, £255, brownsfashion.com
Raffia & Rope
Chanel rope slides, £980, chanel.com
Bottega Veneta raffia slide, £750, Matchesfashion.com
Arizona Love Trekky in raffia, £125, matchesfashion.com
Fendi braided raffia slides, £580, Fendi.com
Isabel Marant rope sandals, £385, Brownsfashion.com
Miista Hannah Ecureuil nubuck clogs, £230, Miista.com
Ancient Greek x Zeus + Diona The Harness slides, £320, Matchesfashion.com
Fabrizio Vitti clogs, £325, Matchesfashion.com
Coach Bleeker sandal, £95, Coach.com
Loeffler Randall Blaise sandals, £210, Loefflerrandall.com
Neous Cher flatform sandals, £550, Brownsfashion.com
Dior Act sandal, £890, Dior.com
Dear Frances Tye Slide, £330, dearfrances.com